Wednesday, September 29, 2021

port of call

1 oz Angel's Envy Bourbon
1 oz Calvados
3/4 oz Tawny Port
1/4 oz Benedictine
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters
1 dash Fee's Barrel-Aged Aromatic Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with ice, and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Two Wednesdays ago, I paid a visit to Foundry on Elm where they had assembled a two drink menu for Angel's Envy's Toast the Trees month. Toast the Trees is the brand's initiative to replant oak trees to replace the ones that are harvested to fulfill the new charred oak container needed to age Bourbon; each #ToastTheTrees hashtag on Instagram in the month of September leads to a tree being planted in the Spring. The one that I had that night was the Port of Call created by bartender Jess as a riff on the Vieux Carre. Since Angel's Envy is finished in ruby port casks, the tawny port substitution for the sweet vermouth worked rather elegantly.

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